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showed surprising resilience dealing with the payroll tax cut exploration and with the first quarter spending close to what it was fourth quarter. so not a real hit and a decline in gasoline prices will give a consumer and nice boost in to the second quarter summer driving season. even in the short term to avoid getting overly pessimistic. connell: thank you very much dagen: she is trying to get us excited about gas that is $3.51 nationwide. [laughter] the frantic search for survivors has a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant levels homes and businesses across a small texas town. connell: carnival invest hundreds of millions of upgrades but now another one of the ships briefly losing power at sea, believe it or not. now look at the price of oil today below $87. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, the
to buy more than 1,000 u.s. dollars worth of gold you have to provide your income tax number. india say major buyer of gold. it is discouraging unaccounted for money moving into gold. i think with regards to commodities, there's a lot of uncertainty about chinese economic growth. if you look at steel production, cement production, it's barely growing in china. residential construction starts last year were down 11%. so i think there's a fundamental issue with commodities. they probably moved lower. there are assets much more interesting than commodities. >> mark, if this is a situation where as you suspect this is someone got in trouble, what happens to prices from here. >> well, if we go back down again and we have a big increase in margin calls again and then money has to be raised in the equity markets to offset losses in gold, then you're going to go down somewhere under you're going to rely on the margin. and cme released yesterday. >> anybody who says that deflation is once again on the table may have nothing to do with that whatsoever. >> i think you're right. i think someone or
bad policies coming out of washington. i mean, these things should be-- we should be lowering tax rates and broadening the tax base and controlling spending where it should be controlled and having free trade, minimal regulations, but we're going in the wrong direction, stuart. i think you're right. >> what about that question about everybody printing money? well, they are, we know that, but, i don't think it's working this time around. it's just not, you know, juicing the stock market like it used to. >> i don't think it used to so i agree with you totally. you can't push on a string and they have been trying to push on a string and if you look at it this is the single worst u.s. recovery in history and obviously, it's the largest single monetary expansion in history. and obviously, they don't work, they just don't work and he's grasping at straws and god knows what type of real problems we'll have down the road when all of this comes home and we have to reverse it. >> art, you've been on this program frequently, recently saying watch out. that election coming up next year, that
to you? >> well, i mean, so much for disgruntled tax filers irresponsible for your will attack. you know, this opens a single to all sorts of investigations. right now obviously there is a major effort not just ride on the ground in the immediate boston regional area, but now you are looking at the jets' new head, you're looking at the extent to which this was deployed from the outside. and to the extent to which there are supports or a support structure internally your that allow for this attack to take place. connell: two brothers are less to be a part of this, one that was killed and the other that is said to be 19 years old and still at large. you mentioned their background, the fact that there are originally from chechnya. they came here, we think, in 2002 and three, some are in an area. is it possible that they just acted alone? working together as brothers? is it more likely from your experience of the years that they did have some support from the outside, or read my be. >> you know, is suspect gillette to let this point, but if i had to put my chest down on a table i was a it wa
higher taxes and the cuts. beige book quotes some firms in some districts quoted higher gasoline prices and expiration of payroll tax cut and winter weather as factors constraining sales and. numerous districts reported uncertainty or weakness in certain military and defense related sectors. tracy: peter barnes, thank you very much. payroll tax, gas two things affect my wallet. adam: they're looking backwards. you have oil below $88 a barrel. tracy: i haven't felt that. adam: hopefully we'll feel it soon. tracy: we have stocks selling off, down about 19 points. the vix also known as the wall street fear index is soaring. let's head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the exchange. the vix will tell you what will happen 30 days from now, right? it is a gauge of the future. that means we're nervous about the future. >> that's exactly right. what it does it takes into account the volatility and fear in the market over the 30 days ahead for the s&p 500. that's exactly what we're seeing here today. we're seeing it at a level of 1 d. it was up over 24% earlier today. we're certainly see
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for the industry in the fourth quarter due to tax law changes and just a seasonal spike. but b of a had better than peer loan growth. commercial loan growth was up 3.4% link to quarter. that includes international where they're taking share but u.s. loan growth was up in the quarter. loan growth at b of a certainly looks better than their megacap peers, at least this quarter. >> okay. anthony, thank you for your quick analysis this morning. thank you for calling in. i'm sure we'll talk to you again soon. >>> in the meantime, coming up, we've got a high profile bust at an art gallery involved celebrity poker international money laundering and racketeering. more on that story next. and still to come, david blitzer, the chairman of the index committee for s&p dow jones when we return. but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services... like helping hr departments manage benefits and pensions for over 11 million employees. reducing document costs by up to 30%... and processing $421 billion dollars in accounts payables each year. helping thousands of c
. they are more worried about the impact on the economy and payroll taxes january 1. connell: let's bring just jeff and from raymond james. let's follow up on what peter is reporting on and the financial markets both yesterday and today. even without what happened in boston yesterday was setting up to be a remarkable day. stocks were down. gold was selling off. there were further jitters after what happened in the afternoon, obviously. >> it reminded me very much of the hunt silver corner. when it finally, when the fever finally broke on october 7, excuse me, january 7 of 1980, you had a hard move on silver just like you did on gold on friday. they try to hold the markets together. the margin calls went out. people had to start selling their commodity positions. i do not know if they play that way here or not, but it has had a heart attack on the market and heart attack patients do not get right off the gurney and run a 100-yard. connell: if it bounces back up, is it in your view over at this point and the second part, what, if any, to the impacts of the bombing have? >> the bombings in boston
, disability as a designated tax and i should know the number, 1.8% half on the employee, half on the employer. this is predicted decades ago and we're pretty much on course and what we've done in the past is we've borrowed between the disability and the old age trust fund. you can do that. we did that back in '82 when the old age fund was literally out of money for a period of time. that's not a longer term solution. i mean, we're going to have to figure out do you want more revenue, but again, i'm all for cracking down on fraud, i don't know anyone who isn't, but you don't want to have terminal cancer patients dying before he they get their disability. >> yes, sir, that's a given. dean baker, think very much. i'm sorry we're pressed for time and i've got to get the one update in for you about the bombing in boston. there were two and only two devices found. no additional threats have been received. no unexploded devices were found. okay. now this. the amount of u.s. debt owned by foreigners is at a record level and the chinese own the biggest chunk. liz macdonald, charles payne, they're here
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